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Old 06-27-2011, 03:52 PM
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Pre fit Barrels?

I have a savage short action in 308 coming. I am not terrible interested in 308 so I was thinking about putting a McGowen prefit 260AI barrel on it. However I dont want to waste my money just to have a 260 AI I want a tack driver, but it would be cool to do it on a budget. Anyone have experience with them? or any of the other savage prefits? I know its not lapped or stress relieved but I could run some Lapping bullets through it and if it shoot good I would be happy, to me good is under half inch at 100 yards. Let me know your opinions or experience
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:04 PM
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Re: Pre fit Barrels?

I have dealt a lot with prefits but I will let others chime in about that. Since you stated you were on a budget I would suggest not using the 260AI and use a std round as dies are very high for the 260ai. The 6.5x55 is good, as is the std 260, 6.5x47L and so on.
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Re: Pre fit Barrels?

Since you're on a budget, I suggest going with the standard .260 rem. The dies are much cheaper and you can find them easily. Plus, you won't have to fire form brass.
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I'm decided on the 260ai. I am asking about McGowen prefit barrels.
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I have dealt a lot with prefits but I will let others chime in about that. Since you stated you were on a budget I would suggest not using the 260AI and use a std round as dies are very high for the 260ai. The 6.5x55 is good, as is the std 260, 6.5x47L and so on.
I have a McGowan on my 7mmRM on a Savage 111 and it shoots great.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:22 PM
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I have a McGowan on my 7mmRM on a Savage 111 and it shoots great.

Where did you get that barrel for your 111? I have called mcgowen twice in the last two weeks and left messages with live people and no one calls me back.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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I have a savage short action in 308 coming. I am not terrible interested in 308 so I was thinking about putting a McGowen prefit 260AI barrel on it. However I dont want to waste my money just to have a 260 AI I want a tack driver, but it would be cool to do it on a budget. Anyone have experience with them? or any of the other savage prefits? I know its not lapped or stress relieved but I could run some Lapping bullets through it and if it shoot good I would be happy, to me good is under half inch at 100 yards. Let me know your opinions or experience
I'm not sure who informed you that the McGowen is a lower form of pre-fit custom barrel. I have a 30" bull barrel, 1:10" twist, on my semi custom BVSS. This barrel is the most accurate .308 I've ever owned. I've been so impressed that I just purchased another .308 barrel, 1:10" twisy, 26" length.... for a rifle I plan on giving to my father as a gift.

I also hAVE A .260 Improved. This is a full-on custom from Bartlein Barrels....they did all machine work and provided a 31" tube on my stainless
Rem. SA. This combo. is extremely accurate and is my 1K BR rifle. The Bartlein will out shoot the McGowen....but the cost was much higher.

You can't go wrong with the McGowen. They produce some amazingly accurate rifle barrels...just like Shilen etc.

Wayne
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